Eagle Pass, Texas, and Piedras Negras, Mexico Professional Review and Guide
"Go southwest from San Antonio to Eagle Pass and its sister city, Piedras Negras. These destinations are popular for a weekend of shopping, partying, and south-of-the-border fun. Like other border towns, Eagle Pass is bilingual. Many Mexican citizens cross the border to shop at the large Mall de las Aguilas and in the downtown dress and specialty shops.
For Americans, much of Eagle Pass’s appeal lies in its proximity to Mexico. Many visitors spend the cooler hours shopping in Piedras Negras, then return to Eagle Pass for a swim and an evening meal. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of San Antonio. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."